Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. File photo

City of Wetaskiwin down to just five active cases

Active COVID-19 cases in the City of Wetaskiwin continue to decline.

The City of Wetaskiwin is down to just five active cases of COVID-19 and hasn’t reported any new cases for days as their numbers continue to decline.

The City also has no acute care outbreaks or long-term care facilities either. The only remaining outbreak location remaining in Wetaskiwin according to the Government of Alberta’s data is supportive living/ home living site Doreen Johnson House.

Outbreaks are declared over when four weeks have passed since the last case was identified which means not all currently listed outbreaks on the provincial government’s website have current transmission happening.

The County of Wetaskiwin currently has one active COVID-19 case according to the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 aggregate data map.

On March 2, 2021 Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw spoke on the province’s current cases.

“The future is up to all of us, there is no guarantee that cases will decline in the near future. It will only happen with all of us working hard together, to follow the spirit of these measures every day,” said Hinshaw.

“We all need to keep making safe choices to start bending the curve back down.”

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On Monday March 1, 2021 Premier Jason Kenney announced that some COVID-19 restrictions for indoor fitness activities and libraries would be lifted.

“We have to proceed cautiously while still moving forward,” said Kenney. Easing of restrictions for retail, hotels, banquet and community halls and conference centres have been delayed.

Kenney stated that the reason for the delays was due to a small increase in the number of active cases and testing positivity rate across the province.

“We also have seen a small increase in the daily number of new variant cases and that is worrisome too,” he said.

Maskwacis Health Services reported a slight increase in active cases on March 2, bringing Maskwacis active cases to 19.



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